This 50th Friday, we take a look back at Tandem graduations. While we will celebrate our Class of 2020 in some ways online tomorrow, we hope to be able to honor them with an on-campus ritual in August that will include many of Tandem's beloved traditions that make our graduations so memorable - the surprise entrance by the graduates, hearing each student's voice, the ritual of gratitude, the heartfelt remarks about each student, and more. Check out some memories of previous graduation celebrations and entrances, and share a favorite memory or photo (especially of an entrance as we couldn't share all of them).
This week for 50th Fridays, we're celebrating two of Tandem's special days. Fun spring traditions at Tandem abound, including Spring Day and Senior Prank Day. We certainly missed enjoying them this year and we can't wait to enjoy them together again next year.
The Tandem Friends Mother’s Day Music Festival began in the late 80’s as an official school-run event, held each Mother's Day weekend. By the mid '90’s, it had become a completely student-organized, student-run event, unique every year. It's been held out front, on the quad, in the Community Hall, in a myriad of configurations with additional offerings from food trucks to dad-grilled burgers to tie-dyed t's to baby goat petting zoos - but with two constants - great local music and free admission for mothers. We missed this year’s event and wanted to honor both the students working hard to bring it to life this year and the many students over the years who took on MDMF with passion and determination. To them, to our music teachers, and to the countless (including some well-known) musicians who shared their talents each May...thank you for the music!